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The National Archaeological Museum of Reggio Calabria is located in the historic city center. The museum is also known as Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia and was born in 1959. The museum collection is among the most important from the Magna Grecia. The collection has grown over time with the finds from various excavations conducted in the area of ​​Reggio Calabria, Crotone, Locri, Sybaris and Lamezia Terme. The exhibition is organized in thematic sections: prehistory and early history, Greek, numismatics, Roman and Byzantine and underwater archeology. Among the most significant works include: the Riace Bronzes, the Head of the Philosopher, the Apollo marble acrolith, the Group of Castor, the bronze tables, the pinakes Collections, jewelry, medals and bronze mirrors. II flagship findings of the entire collection and, in particular, of the underwater section are definitely the Riace Bronzes. Riace bronzes were found in the province of Reggio and two large bronze statues perfectly conservate.I bronzes are the works of the Museum of identity and culture of Ancient Greece. Of great interest are the Pinakes, or squares of clay found in the temples of Locri and Reggio Calabria. The representations refer to the cult of Persephone and Hades the god of the underworld, who kidnapped the girl to marry her. The Museum is now center for research, documentation and meeting place for all fans and scholars of the subject. It organizes cultural events, exhibitions and conferences related to archeology and to the world of Ancient Greece.

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Piazza De Nava, 26
89100 Reggio Calabria

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